See Las Vegas Go By Beneath Your Feet
Popular hotels and casinos go by in a blur as you zip over revelers
The Fremont Street Zipline may be a new attraction, but it is going to get even more fun since plans are under way to extend the ride. If you have been down Fremont street recently, you may have heard the zippy sound of people gliding by on lines running from one tower to another beneath the large TV display overhead. The zipline has become so popular that it is being extended for an even more exciting ride known as SlotZilla, which will be an 11 story ride in the fashion of a slot machine (what else?) zipping tourists down Fremont. The new ride will be 1,700 feet long, and will offer a chance to stop halfway through the course and to have a "superman" style setup for people who want to hang horizontally. On top of all this, an optional power launch system will give riders the ability to be shot out of the ride faster.
A zip line is a pulley suspended on a cable which is mounted on an incline, which makes it possible to use gravity to travel from one spot to another. In the case of Fremont Street in Las Vegas, this is being done with two towers on opposite ends of the street. The ride begins at the Fremont Canopy and ends at the Four Queens casino, beginning on a 60 foot platform and ending on a 14 foot landing. The ride goes around 30 miles per hour, and looks like a lot of fun from the ground, which probably counts as free advertising. Some lucky travelers can also zip along as the overhead shows on the Fremont Street screen play every half hour. Even without the added attraction of the zipline, Fremont street features casinos and neon signs.
The permanent Zipline replaces the Flightlines zipline that was initially put into place as a temporary attraction that became a thing all its own. The new Slotzilla Las Vegas Zipline is a thing unto itself, and 100% Las Vegas. It is big, gaudy, long, and has a first of its kind powered line for one of the longest rides in the world. The attraction is so big you can drive a fire truck under it, on purpose, and it will create a new reason for people to venture down to Fremont Street other than the big TV screen canopy and the celebrity impersonators and the scruffy looking Muppets and the Minions and people who dress like Gene Simmons and girls who dress like the ones who are alleged to want to meet you in your hotel room on all those billboards people are driving around in trucks. What can we say? While it would be difficult to schedule, a night ride during one of the music shows would be really neat, but the tradeoff is that they will turn off the casino lights so you can't pretend you are buzzing over Robert Urich in 1980's Vega$ series with Werner Klemperer, which we all dream of doing at least thrice nightly.
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